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How do your SSL certificates work?

There are four ways for you to have an encrypted (HTTPS) site while using Lime Daley hosting services.

  1. Self-signed certificate 
  2. Shared certificate
  3. Standard certificate
  4. Let's Encrypt certificate

All methods provide the same amount of security and encryption.  The trade-offs are price versus convenience for your site's visitors.

A self-signed certificate will popup a warning when visiting your site for the first time, confirming that the visitor wants to install the certificate into their browser.  Self-signed certificates are best used for sites that are used primarily by groups of individuals that don't change that often, e.g. employees using an intranet site.  A self-signed certificate is free.

A standard certificate is a certificate that is purchased from any vendor that sells SSL certificates (Lime Daley can purchase it for you, so you don't need to deal with the technical aspects of generating and installing the certificate).  These certificates are the most typical on current web sites.  You can pay anywhere from $30 to $400 per year for these certificates, depending on what level of authentication you wish to purchase.

A shared certificate is a certificate issued to Lime Daley, but also has up to three other domains included with it.  A typical visitor will not be able to distinguish between a standard certificate and a shared certificate, but a technical user who examines the certificate will see it is issued to Lime Daley and to your company.  This certificate costs $20 per year.

A Let's Encrypt certificate is a relatively new method, but we've been testing it for the last 9 months, and have started to roll that out to eventually replace all of the other certificates.  They don't support wildcards, so we'll need to continue using those certificates.  The advantages of these certificates are that they are free, auto-renewable, and not shared, so there aren't shared private keys if (when) there are SSL bugs that affect multiple servers.  The only disadvantage is that it is one centralized system that presumably will become a target by hackers.  We're not SSL experts, but it appears that since they don't have the private key, there aren't any serious security implications, unless they were able to replace the client-side code, which goes through validation, so seems unlikely.  If you are more comfortable with the more expensive certificates, that is fine with us.

Dynamic DNS (read more)

If you want to be able to access your computer from outside your home (such as accessing your home computer from your workplace, or running a web or game server), but your ISP doesn't give you a static IP address, you need dynamic DNS.

Can I accept credit card payments on my website?

We don't offer automatic credit card charging, but some customers accept credit cards securely with SSL, and then manually charge the cards with their own merchant accounts.

PayPal provides APIs (code) to charge credit cards via your website.

What payment options does Lime Daley accept?

Lime Daley accepts the following payment methods:
  • Business or personal checks
  • Purchase orders with 30 day terms
  • Paypal account (mass payments preferred, with discount available)
  • Credit cards (M/C, Visa, Amex, Discover) via Paypal
  • International wire transfers (US$20 fee)

Developers' Corner: Can I manage my email accounts through a remote API? (read more)

Yes. We offer the ability to remotely manage your email aliases and accounts via a simple HTTP/HTTPS protocol, which allows you to develop your own applications and devices and be able to interact with our servers.

Colocation: I already have my own server; can I host it with you? (read more)

Yes, we offer managed and unmanaged colocation.

Custom Application Hosting (read more)

Lime Daley is the most customizable web host you will find.  We specialize in hosting applications that you can't find elsewhere.

Secure Document Hosting (read more)

Do you need access to important medical and legal documents while away from home?  Do you wish that there was a secure way to have those documents easily retrievable no matter where you are?  Lime Daley's secure document hosting service will enable you to upload documents safely, categorize them as appropriate, and then retrieve them later with a PIN number for each category.

How do I disable the spam filter? (read more)

  • I like getting spam, and I don't want to use your really, really good spam filter, but instead get all the advertisements for enlarging various body parts.  Can I do that?

How do I forward my email to my Yahoo account? (read more)

One customer reported this trouble:

If you are trying to download your Lime Daley email from Yahoo and get the following error:

Unfortunately, there was a problem:
POP server does not support LAST command. You may only retrieve POP mail
from this server using "get all messages."

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